Jorginho, Sarri debut with easy Chelsea win

Jorginho, Sarri debut with easy Chelsea win

"We started very well, on the front foot, and then the first goal came out of nothing".

Sarri's first win came courtesy of goals from N'Golo Kante, plus a penalty from new boy Jorginho and another from Pedro, sealing a performance that could most accurately be called efficient rather than spectacular.

Bundesliga side RB Leipzig once built a temporary wall in the away changing room to split the physio area and allow him space to smoke pre kick off and at half and full time.

Two of Chelsea's summer signings - club-record purchase Kepa Arrizabalaga from Athletic Bilbao and Real Madrid loanee Mateo Kovacic - only arrived at Cobham on Wednesday, and Sarri admitted that he will need more time to get his new players up to speed with his ideas.

Winger Pedro scored the goal of the day, capping off an unstoppable finish after substitute Eden Hazard had launched a quality counter, surging half the length of the field before finding his unmarked teammate on 80 minutes.

In an interview with ESPN recently, the player stated, "The only club I knew that really made an official offer for me was Barcelona".

"I want to do a good Chelsea". And then on Tuesday another two, so it's not been easy for me at the moment.

"We have to improve to defend in the other half, to press against three defenders".

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"We are not a physical team so for 20 minutes we were in trouble but we did very well", Sarri said.

Huddersfield boss David Wagner felt bad luck cost his side in the season-opener.

It seems going 45 minutes without a cig is hard for the Italian, so it looks like Chelsea Football Club will give the manager his very own smoking area at Stamford Bridge, according to The Mirror.

"We are lucky now because we can work with one match a week".

Alex Pritchard was a risky creative force in the final third, Steve Mounié came close on three occasions and hit the post with a close-range header just minutes after Kanté opened the scoring.

"And I think the good thing about it, you look at Man City and you look at Liverpool".

Jorginho's penalty raised eyebrows and delighted neutrals, the former Napoli midfielder deceiving goalkeeper Ben Hamer with a skip in his run-up before rolling the ball home. He did not want a new defender to help with a switch to a back four from the three-man alignment preferred by Antonio Conten and neither was he keen on another striker, despite the struggles last season of Alvaro Morata.

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